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URS

As a multidisciplinary consultancy, engineers and environmental consultants work alongside each other, supported by global resources. URS employs 30,000 staff in 330 offices worldwide, including 13 offices in the UK and Ireland.

URS is one of the world's leading engineering and environmental consultants. The firm works to improve the built and natural environment, with clients including multinational organisations, major corporate firms, government bodies, financial institutions and manufacturers. The company's long heritage of delivering high-quality service clients has positioned it as an industry leader across the environmental consulting, transportation services, engineering design, mergers and acquisitions, corporate responsibility consulting, strategic facilities management, economics and property development sectors. URS staff are currently working on some of the highest profile projects around, for the most prestigious clients.

URS is part of a large, worldwide consultancy with a local feel. Graduates will join a highly experienced, dedicated and caring team of professionals where they can learn on real projects, with plenty of support and opportunities for continuing professional development.
URS is committed to developing every employee to achieve their full potential, and to deliver excellence to external and internal clients.

They encourage and support staff with continuing professional development, and to achieve Chartered status. URS is committed to
developing excellent project managers and people managers and supports them with a suite of internal, face-to-face and online learning and development programmes.

If you're looking for a career that will challenge and develop you, give you an opportunity to add to URS' success and have some fun, too, then take a look at the URS website - www.urscorp.eu. Here, you'll find comprehensive information about what the firm does, its clients, the company culture and the URS graduate recruitment process and contact details.

Benefits

 Graduate training scheme

 Private pension

 Employee share option scheme

 Life assurance

 Permanent health insurance

 Season ticket loan

 Employee referral bonus programme

 Continual professional development

 Cycle to work scheme


Graduate profile - Boris Kolle

Boris, Graduate Structural Engineer, Glasgow. While researching for his PhD in civil engineering, Boris also spent some time carefully researching future employers, so that he was well informed about the kind of firms that he felt would give him the career opportunities he wanted. He would advise all graduates who are keen to get the best start to their professional career to do the same. He says: "I thought about what I could offer potential employers and what I wanted in a job. For example, I knew that my PhD had helped me develop my creativity, research and problem-solving skills, and that I wanted to put these skills to work on real projects which had visible results."

Since joining URS last year, Boris has been able to do just that and, as he hoped, is now putting the research he undertook for his PhD into practice. Boris is currently involved in designing and planning new schools, office buildings and also working on many other utilities projects.

"I'm learning so much in my role and enjoying the opportunities available at URS to work on an exciting range of projects," he says. "I'm using my skills and experience to provide real benefits to my clients."Graduate profile - Anna Lee

Anna, Graduate Civil Engineer, Southampton. Anna joined URS in 2005 as a civil engineer, after graduating with a BEng degree in civil engineering and an MSc in environmental engineering. Her work has taken her across the globe from Hong Kong to Guyana, and Mozambique to Bangladesh.

She is involved in complex and challenging civil and structural engineering projects, making a real impact on the built environment. Most recently, Anna has been concentrating on a major Ł80M defence project in the south of England, providing detailed design and build and project management services.

Anna is quite clear that joining URS was the right decision for her. "URS has provided a chance for to me to get involved at all levels on projects, and I've really broadened my experience since coming here as a result. I've been given a lot of responsibility, which is great. I have found that I thrive on exceeding the requirements, and expectations, of our clients."

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